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today. a blow dryer and hit the -- >> incubator. >> so warm. >> adult incubators. >> you can do it this weekend out in the sunshine. good morning, america. breaking news in that deadly boeing crash. new reports this morning that the black box data confirms it may have been a software glitch that led to the death of 157 on that doomed ethiopian airlines jet. our team live with the latest. overnight the president triumphant in his first rally since that letter on the mueller report was released. >> the collusion delusion. >> he's lashing out at democrats in a raw unfiltered rant. >> with ridiculous [ bleep ]. >> as demands grow for the full 300-plus-page mueller report to be released. new trouble for jussie smollett. the city of chicago now
demanding he pay back more than $130,000 for their investigation into that alleged hate crime. jussie's team firing back as the "empire" actor may be planning a major public appearance. tourist tragedy at the grand canyon. a man taking photos on this popular skywalk stumbles and falling off the rim. the former animal handler for siegried & roy now speaking out to "the hollywood reporter" 15 years after that horrific attack that ended the iconic las vegas show and nearly killed roy. what he believes happened that night. ♪ oh wanna dance with somebody and bracket buster. purdue dancing their way to the elite eight with their overtime thriller taking down tennessee with three after three. >> the purdue boilermakers headed to the elite eight. >> busting the only perfect march madness bracket left. ♪ i wanna feel the heat with somebody ♪
good morning, america. great to have you with us on this friday morning. and what a game last night. >> what a game. but there was a foul called right before the buzzer that's getting a lot of reaction this morning. and not to mention outrage from tennessee fans so was it really a foul? >> hmm. i'll ask our t.j. he's fired up. >> he will be weighing in on that for sure. >> oh, yeah. first we begin with that breaking news in the boeing investigation. reports this morning that the black box data from that ethiopian airlines crash reveals a safety system was incorrectly activated that's the same thing that happened on that failed lion air flight and abc's david kerley starts us off with the latest on these new developments. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, amy. one aviation source telling abc news that the anti-stall system was engaged. that is a true connection now between the two 737 max crashes as we await the ethiopian report.
the wreckage and black boxes from the ethiopian airlines crash revealing this morning that those pilots too fought that safety system and lost. one aviation source telling abc news that the boeing 737 max's anti-stall system did activate before the ethiopian airlines plane nosedived into the ground. that system known as mcas implicated in both the lion air crash and now ethiopian airlines as well. those two crashes claiming 366 lives in all. the system believing that the jet is stalling forces the nose of the aircraft down. in both crashes the pilots fought forcing the jet to make wild up and down movements. boeing is developing a software update changing the way that safety system is triggered and making it easier for pilots to recover control. on wednesday, boeing demonstrated that software to airlines and customers. american airlines' top pilot
says it will make the jet even safer. >> enhancements to a good system and they have put. >> reporter: that software is expected to be certified by the faa next week but at least american airlines says it could be two more weeks before the pilots and the jets return to the skies. the report doesn't look like it's coming. any good news in this, just the anti-stall system and the software fix may get that fleet back into the air. cecilia. >> david kerley on the story from the very beginning, thanks. we are going to turn to president trump fired up in his first rally since robert mueller concluded his investigation. the president in michigan was lashing out going after democrats' personal appearance, profanity and declaring vindication. senior national correspondent
terry moran is there. this is vintage donald trump but he had a lot to get off his chest. >> good morning. it was a doozy of a trump rally. almost an hour and a half long, a packed house. he was letting his anger come out and venting and promising payback. >> the collusion delusion is over. >> reporter: overnight in michigan president trump triumphant reveling in this moment. >> the special counsel completed its report and found no collusion and no obstruction. i could have told you that 2 1/2 years ago very easily. >> reporter: in his first rally since special counsel robert mueller concluded his investigation, the president had a lot to get off his chest. >> total exoneration, complete
vindication. you know, it's interesting, robert mueller was a god to the democrats, was a god to them until he said no collusion. they don't like him so much. >> reporter: the president brushed aside the argument that while mueller found no russian collusion, he didn't actually clear the president on obstruction of justice charges. it was attorney general william barr who said mueller's team lacked the evidence opthat crime. but this was a night the president was celebrating, punctuated the moment with a bit of profanity. >> defrauding the public with ridiculous [ bleep ]. partisan investigations. >> reporter: and tearing into democrats who pushed the probe like house intelligence committee chairman adam schiff. >> little pencil neck adam schiff got the smallest neck
i've ever seen. sick, sick, these are sick people. >> reporter: again and again trump gleefully rubbed it all in on his critics and for good measure he argued they shouldn't be called elite anymore. he and his legions of maga supporters should. >> they're the elite. i'm not. well, i have a better education than them. i'm smarter than them. i went to the best schools. they didn't. much more beautiful house. much more beautiful apartment. much more beautiful everything. >> quite a night, but maybe another chapter in this mueller investigation. we have learned that that full mueller report, not the four-page letter released by former attorney barr, but 400 pages long. democrats are clamoring for it to be released. it's interesting talking to people at that rally, nearly all of them, they want it released, too.
>> that was surprising to hear. let's turn to another controversy. the funding for the special olympics. after the trump administration proposed cutting millions for the program, president trump now says they're not actually going to make the cuts. >> it's a post-mueller situation really. the news cycle is not going to be dominated by the russia investigation. and, so, this story, this is a cut that the president had proposed in previous budgets to zero out, to kill all federal support for special olympics. this time people noticed it and there was a great deal of outrage on both sides and the president backed down. cecilia. >> terry moran, thank you. the president also took on jussie smollett who's facing new trouble this morning. the city of chicago is demanding more than $130,000 in reimbursement for its investigation of that alleged hate crime. abc's adrienne bankert is in los
angeles where the star is now and, adrienne, smollett could make a major public appearance this weekend. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you too, michael. yes, he may indeed be here at the dolby theatre in hollywood for this weekend's naacp image awards. if he is here it could be more intensity or just an intermission in the saga between the actor and the city of chicago. >> welcome back to l.a., jussie. >> reporter: jussie smollett now faces the public. >> jussie, anything you want to say to your fans? >> my fans already know how much i love them. >> reporter: with a new call for accountability. arriving at los angeles international airport yesterday after prosecutors dropped all 16 felony counts, despite what chicago police call a staged attack. ♪ sometimes you feel insecure >> reporter: there are rumors the "empire" star is in l.a. to attend the naacp image awards nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his role on the hit show but back in chicago, a far cry from the red carpet. the fbi now wants to know why cook county prosecutors decided
not to try the case in court. >> our office handles cases like this, class four felony, disorderly conducts in this way often. >> reporter: at his rally overnight the president jumpin into the controversy slamming the decision to drop charges. >>hat's terrible situation. that's an embarrassment not only to chicago, that is an embarrassment to our country, what took place there. >> reporter: smollett is now being served this bombshell letter from the city of chicago demanding repayment for the cost of looking into the alleged hate crime which they say totals more than $130,000. they write, over two dozen detectives and police officers participated in the investigation, ultimately spending weeks investigating your false claims, including a substantial number of overtime hours. >> given that he doesn't feel any sense of contrition and remorse, my recommendation is when he writes the check in the memo section he can put the word i'm accountable for the hoax.
>> reporter: the city threatens to follow through with prosecuting smollett for what they're calling his false police report but the actor's team is firing back. they write in a statement, it is the mayor and the police chief who owe jussie, owe him an apology for dragging an innocent man's character through the mud. jussie has paid enough. and the city is giving smollett just days to decide whether he'll pay that $130,000 or face further legal action. amy. >> the saga does continue. adrienne bankert, thank you. turning to an update on wow air. the icelandic budget airline that ceased operations due to bankruptcy grounding flights, leaving travelers stranded across at least two continents and thousands of them now with those worthless tickets, but people stuck with a wow air ticket can now head over to iceland air which is offering discounted fares for select locations. >> a lot of frustrated passengers. also, there are new developments in that grand canyon accident.
authorities have now confirmed a tourist died stumbling over the edge of eagle point's skywalk rim while trying to take pictures. he fell a thousand feet below. his body has now been recovered. the man is from hong kong but his identity has not yet been released. >> sad and tragic. now to the growing outrage over the death of that fifth grader following a fight with a classmate at school. a vigil was held overnight and now this morning, questions are growing about that school's policies. abc's steve osunsami has the latest. >> this is ridiculous. this is ridiculous. >> reporter: parents demanding answers from their school board didn't get any and walked out angry. >> they were in for two hours for y'all. that's all you have to say. >> reporter: upset and afraid because of the death of raniya wright left unconscious after a fight at this school on monday and died on wednesday. school officials here about an hour west of charleston say they won't explain what happened until the investigations are complete.
>> due to the ongoing investigation and the student privacy laws, we cannot share specific details at this time. >> reporter: concerned families held a vigil for the girl overnight. her parents are planning her funeral. police say the fight on monday didn't involve any weapon, but still left the girl unresponsive. >> i guarantee you things will come to fruition. >> reporter: parents tonight tell us teachers here are discouraged from breaking up school fights because they fear being sued if a teacher ends up hurting a student. >> a system put in place where they can't break up fights. that should be high school. you have little kids. >> reporter: it's not clear who was fighting and how the fight started. the memorial for this little girl continues to grow. one other thing, i'm hearing from teachers online who say their concerns about breaking up fights aren't just about lawsuits but they're also worried about getting hurt themselves. amy. >> wow. so much sadness in that story, steve osunsami, thank you so much. now to new developments in the college admissions scandal. some of the 33 parents accused
of paying bribes to get their children into elite schools will appear in a boston courtroom this morning and abc's whit johnson has that story. >> did you have a message for your former players? >> reporter: this morning the week-long revolving door of defending continues in the college admissions scandal facing a boston judge for the first time all accused of paying enormous bribes to cheat their children into high-ranking colleges such as felicity huffman and lori loughlin but today a different group of wealthy parents descending on the boston courthouse including the former executive of the company that invented hot pockets. michelle janavs accused of paying $100,000 in bribes. another, vineyard owner agustin huneeus jr. submitting this photo in his daughter's application to usc showing someone else playing water polo. and margy
dozen to rig her son's a.c.t. exam. all accused of paying rick singer, the alleged mastermind of the scam who raked in more than $25 million over several years eventually cooperating with authorities. earlier this week, 12 defendants pleaded not guilty, next week another group of parents are come toing boston including felicity huffman and lori loughlin. michael. >> all right, thank you so much, whit. a lot more to come with that. now to the sweet 16. it's not so sweet for the man with the perfect bracket because it was busted overnight when purdue shocked tennessee in overtime. abc's t.j. holmes is here with that. how you feeling? >> first time in history anybody had gotten that far with a perfect bracket out of tens of millions. he got the first 48 games right. all he to do last night was get four right. he was only 2 for 2 last night and one of the games he missed was an absolute classic that included controversy.
the most perfect bracket in history has come crashing down. gregg nigl traveled from home in columbus, ohio, to anaheim to watch his beloved michigan wolverines but in louisville his bracket officially went bust. tennessee lost to purdue in a back and forth overtime classic, nigl had the volunteers moving on to the elite eight. his bracket was the last one standing out of tens of millions. the first to make it into the sweet 16 with an unblemished record but no more. carson edward is the first to have four consecutive 25-point games in the tournament since a young steph curry did it with davidson. this was edwards' reaction when he found out. >> oh. >> reporter: as for the michigan men they had the lowest scoring half in school history in losing to texas tech, 63-44. >> here he comes again.
>> reporter: one seed gonzaga taking out florida state in a rematch of last year's sweet 16 match-up where they lost to the seminoles. >> gonzaga is the winner. >> reporter: the last possible cinderella story of the tournament is officially over. number 12 seed oregon and number one seed virginia were neck and neck all night until virginia finally got the win ending oregon's ten-game winning streak. but let's show you the play everybody is talking about. twitter went crazy as twitter often does at the end of that purdue/tennessee game. that call on lamont turner, he's trying to challenge the shot, 2.7 seconds left and it appears -- lamont has been complaining all night this guy is kicking his leg out and i'm running into it but the coach actually of tennessee says, you know what, that was a foul. he bumped him with his hip on the torso. you hate for it to end like that but that allowed them to go into overtime and purdue won that game. >> if you say it's the right call, i trust it's the right call. >> it was the right call. >> you were complaining there weren't any cinderella stories
yesterday. >> was i complaining? is that the word we want to go with? >> it's your fault. all right, thank you. also this morning, the former animal handler for the las vegas icon siegried & roy is now speaking out to "the hollywood reporter" about the attack that ended the show and what he believes really happened. the decision over the hit song that's hitting a sour note. why billboard says the popular hit "old town road" isn't actually country music after all. >> what? >> that's what they say. back over to ginger first. >> the spring snow melt is on and, of course, flooding still a big issue. the minnesota river still rising in places and now that new storm which is already leaving snow in salt lake city this morning will bring snow all the way to the northeast by the end of the weekend. your local weather in 30 seconds. first the weekend get away.
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♪ west side highway doing what we like to do ♪ ♪ west side highway doing what we like to do ♪ welcome back to "gma." that's beyonce and jay-z performing their hit "bonnie and clyde" during their on the run tour and the tour back on stage last night but for a different reason, for a very special award and wait till you hear what beyonce said. >> what did she say? >> you have to wait for it. even though i quoted some of those lyrics and eddie, our stage manager thought that was led zeppelin but anyway -- >> that's his answer for everything. >> yes. >> all right, we'll have much more on that ahead. the top headlines. there are some breaking new developments in that boeing
crash investigation. reports this morning that the black box data from that ethiopian airlines crash reveals a safety system was incorrectly activated and that's the same thing that happened on that deadly lion air flight. severe storms are hitting the central u.s. today bringing heavy rain to the midwest where they are still dealing with major flooding and take a look at this. a real-life mary poppins moment in turkey. a man was trying to secure this umbrella. wait for it. oh, yeah. when all of a sudden he got swept up. he okay. >> kind of scary but kind of fun, i don't know. we turn to those new allegations about that on stage attack that ended the infamous las vegas siegried & roy show and nearly ended roy's life 15 years ago. their former animal handler is now speaking out to "the hollywood reporter" with what he believes happened. abc's paula faris is here with more on this. good morning, paula. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. this is his version of what
happened that night. their former animal handler says roy made an error on stage which he believes led to the attack with nearly fatal consequences. night after night for more than a decade they dazzled the vegas strip performing seemingly menagerie of wild animals.side a over more than 5,000 shows, the las vegas legends performed flawlessly and so did their prowling growling co-stars, that is, until roy horn's 59th birthday in 2003 when in the middle of a performance a 400-pound siberian tiger named mantacore pounced on him biting his neck and ending the duo's career. >> the sound was just i remember being so loud, pow, pow, pow. >> reporter: now 16 years later one of the men behind the tigers is speaking out saying what he
thinks happened during that infamous incident. in a new interview with "the hollywood reporter," animal trainer chris lawrence tells the magazine they didn't like making mistakes and never owned them in front of an audience. the legendary magicians known for their animal illusions told investigators at the time and the public that roy had suffered a stroke on stage prompting mantacore to lunge. >> you think he picked you up as tigers do, their cubs. >> yeah. >> you felt nothing. >> very gentle. >> reporter: but now according to "the hollywood reporter," lawrence acknowledges that roy had a stroke but says it happened as a result of that attack. lawrence also lays the blame for the incident on roy's own human error saying instead of walking mantacore in a circle as is usually done, he just used his arm to steer him right back into his body, adding by roy not following the correct procedure, it fed into confusion and
rebellion. investigators found the tiger blameless, and he later returned to siegried & roy's home showing abc's elizabeth vargas how close their bond remained. but lawrence tells "the hollywood reporter" that bond had weakened in the years leading up to the attack. i am positive that roy's diminishing relationship with mantacore was a key factor in the attack. siegried & roy's show, which ran for 13 years and drew in $45 million a year, is now long since shuttered. they did not respond to lawrence's allegations in "the hollywood reporter." a representative for siegried & roy tells abc news the duo has no comment. again, this is lawrence's version of the events. he says he's speaking out now because he has struggled ever since that attack. he's been diagnosed with ptsd. he's battled alcoholism and suicidal thoughts. it has been over 15 years. he says he lives it every day. he lives it every night. it still haunts him.
his wife says a part of her husband, the animal handler, died that night. >> it was a sad story all around. all right, paula. thank you so much. now to that cold case murder leading to the arrest of the victim's husband. john quinones has been covering it for a decade and joins us with the very latest. good morning. >> good morning. i first spoke to janet abaroa's family when the investigation into her murder was going nowhere. it was a cold case. after our reporting it was reactivated with a new investigation leading to the victim's body being exhumed and her husband arrested. it was the chilling 2005 murder case that rattled durham, north carolina. raven abaroa telling police he returned home after a nighttime soccer match with friends to find his wife janet dead in an upstairs office. >> 911, where is the emergency? >> i'm at home. my wife, she's dead. she's been shot and there's
blood everywhere. >> reporter: authorities discovering that janet had actually been stabbed to death, not shot. the couple's baby boy kaiden found unharmed in another room. >> he said it was an intruder. >> raven said it was a break-in. the detectives didn't say it was a break-in. >> reporter: abaroa claimed he was innocent and the investigation stalled. in 2009 a new detective was assigned to the cold case. while going through some scene photos he makes a suspicious finding and it seems to poke a hole in abaroa's story that janet was heading to bed when he left home to play soccer. >> the first thing i'm looking at is, well, her contact lens case is open. i said to myself she's ready to go to bed, you know, she still has her contacts in, you know, that's unusual. >> i knew right away that she was not ined. i knew that he was lying. >> reporter: abaroa was arrested in february of 2010 and charged with first degree murder in janet's death.
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we are back we are back now with the song that's a little bit country but apparently not enough. the viral hit "old town road" by lil nas x debuting on the billboard country charts until billboard pulled it deciding it wasn't country enough. that's not striking a good chord with a lot of fans out there and abc's chris connelly is here with more. good morning, chris. >> good morning, michael. you know, some concerns being raised about what determines whether a track qualifies as a country song and how limiting that definition might be. ♪ i got the horses in the back horse tack is attached hat is matte black ♪ >> reporter: when is a song that's been played on country radio suddenly judged to be not a country song? when it's this song. ♪ riding on a horse ha you can whip your porsche i been in the valley you ain't been up off that horse now ♪ >> reporter: "old town road" from lil nas x kicked up some outrage along with its boot heels after getting taken off
the billboard country chart with a boost from a mega influencer named justin bieber, it tore through tiktok and the 19-year-old atlanta native had a full-fledged viral hit. >> it got popular so fast it didn't have an official release so radio deejays were ripping the song from youtube to play on the airwaves. >> reporter: it found a quick foothold on three different charts, the hot 100, hip-hop and r&b and hot country songs where it hit number 18, not for long, though, with billboard 86'ing it off the country chart declaring while "old town road" incorporates references to country and cowboy images, it does not embrace enough elements of today's country music to chart in its current version. that decision earned one big hmm with some wondering were those elements its sound, its tone or something else? ♪ some recall reports in 2016 that
beyonce's "daddy lessons" had been denied a country nomination by the grammys after its committee rejected the song. social media saw some sharp comments on "old town road's" behalf. meghan linsey, it's got plenty of country elements and is as country as anything on country radio. billboard responding to the backlash saying their decision to take it off the country chart had absolutely nothing to do with the race of the artist. lil nas x's own response. just because old town road has funny lines, doesn't mean it's parody. it has a theme. anybody with ears can tell i put some kind of effort into that song. and there are, of course, successful african-american artists in country music. not about that. some of us remember the days when prince couldn't get played on rock radio so it's about some fans hoping that all genres not be so restrictive, let's face it, being open to new sounds, new influence can be good for any kind of music. michael.
>> thank you so much, chris. bobby bones is the host of the nationally syndicated bobby bones show and one of the most powerful and respected people in country music has joined us. thank you for joining us. get right to it. is this a country song? >> yeah, why not. i think country music -- it's always about the message, you know, i listened to the song. i like the song, i play the song on my show. here's what it comes down to. there are traditionalists in all formats that always want to keep the format traditional and happens in a lot of country music. i don't think it's about the race. there are songs that like sam hunt had a song breakup in a small town where he talks through the song. i had to hear the same thing about that's not country. the one thing that is constant with country or any format is that it's changing and the other constant is people are always going to complain it's changing so i'm totally cool with it being a country song. >> you've seen nelly cross over. music is all blending together but what exactly makes something a country song? >> the message, i'm telling you, it's really the message and
authenticity of it. you know, i think people look at lil nas x as is he a rapper? regardless of, you know, what the message is about because all the instrumentation in the song is instruments that use contemporary country music, so i believe it where they go it doesn't sound like country. all of this other stuff is in country music. is he a rapper? that's unfair. if he says he's a country artist, let the consumer decide and play it on my show and see if people get upset or like it. >> you play it on your show. >> i do. when it was playing in the back i was watching everyone bop their head to it. and we're also in a time too where they want to put genres in boxes and that just isn't happening so much anymore. so if you say you're country and your message is country, then you're country to me. >> well, you know what, you're going to stick around and help us out later. i agree, amy, cecilia are over there dancing and bopping to it, too. i'm all in. that's country to me. stick around and we'll talk about "american idol" when you come back in a little bit.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking news in that deadly boeing crash, new reports this morning that the black box data confirms it may have been a software glitch that led to the death of 157 people on that doomed ethiopian airlines jet. the major american drugstore now announcing it will carry cannabis-based products in almost 1500 stores across the country. cbd marketed to help everything from pain to anxiety but how effective is it? dr. jen breaking it all down. new overnight, beyonce and jay-z in a remarkable appearance honoring his mother and her uncle. what they said about love, acceptance and bringing up kids. ♪ what you want
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i guess that's a professional hazard when you're going to interview an animal. we have it up still. i'll play it again because in the control room, this is the most hilarious video she's seen all day. we want to see it one more time. there he goes off with it. >> i wonder what he wanted the dog to say. expected the dog to talk back? okay. >> hard questions. >> animals talk. well, from dogs to another human breed of an animal, you know where i'm going? it's a fantastic friday because it's international mermaid day. mermaids are going viral. take a look at this 4-year-old rocking mermaid hair. that's pretty cool. a dog dressed as a mermaid sleeping with a mermaid guinea pig on top, of course, to complete the look. >> as one does. >> who makes up these international days, by the way? anyone know. >> that's like a normal friday at my house.
>> i'm waiting for the photo, michael. >> no photos will follow. the top headlines. breaking news in the boeing investigation. reports the black box from that ethiopian airlines crash reveals a safety system was incorrectly activated. it's the same thing that happened on that failed lion air flight and let's go back to abc's david kerley with more. good morning again, david. >> reporter: good morning, michael. two sources telling abc news that the anti-stall system did engage. that is our first true connection between that crash and the lion air crash earlier, which ended up grounding the entire fleet of 737s. that anti-stall system would have forced the nose down and that would explain why the aircraft would be going up and down in a dramatic way as the pilots were trying to pull up the nose. the sources telling abc news that the black box data does reveal that the so-called mcas system was engaged. that is the same system that was implicated in the first 737 max
jet crash in indonesia. boeing has been updating software changing the way the safety system is triggered and making it easier for pilots to control. on wednesday boeing demonstrated that software to the airlines. it will make the jet even safer and the software has to be certified by the faa and a couple more weeks to train the pilot. we are still awaiting the preliminary report. it looks like it has been delayed another day or two. >> thank you so much, david. we turn to president trump celebrating the end of the mueller investigation at a campaign rally in michigan overnight. the president also launching an attack on democrats with especially harsh words for congressman adam schiff. abc's senior national correspondent terry moran back again from grand rapids with the latest. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. it was a doozy of a trump rally. almost an hour and a half long.
a packed house. the president just having a great time but if you expected generosity or magnanimity in this victory lap, well this, is donald trump. he was letting his anger come out a little bit, venting there, promising payback to his political enemies. >> the collusion delusion is over. >> reporter: overnight in michigan president trump triumphant reveling in this moment. >> the special counsel completed its report and found no collusion and no obstruction. i could have told you that two and a half years ago very easily. >> reporter: in his first rally since special counsel robert mueller concluded his investigation, the president had a lot to get off his chest. >> total exoneration, complete vindication. you know, it's interesting, robert mueller was a god to the democrats, was a god to them until he said there was no collusion.
they don't like him so much right now. >> reporter: the president there brushed aside the argument that while mueller found no russian collusion, he didn't actually clear the president on obstruction of justice charges. it was attorney general william barr who said mueller's team lacked the evidence on that crime. but this was a night the president was celebrating. punctuating the moment with a bit of profanity. >> defrauding the public with ridiculous [ bleep ]. [ cheers ] partisan investigations. >> reporter: yeah, it's a post-mueller situation really. the news cycle is not really going to be dominated anymore by the russia investigation and so this story, this is a cut that the president had proposed in previous budgets to zero out, to kill all federal support for special olympics. this time people noticed it and there was a great deal of
outrage on both sides and so the president backed down. cecilia. >> all right, terry, thank you. yeah, the president, even republicans on the hill none too happy about that one. >> i'm pretty sure about that. coming up, the popular cbd is now coming to walgreens and what you should know about the cannabis-related products. dr. ashton is here. the teen conquering college applications accepted to 50 schools and counting. her secret to success. plus, "american idol" mentor and "dancing with the stars" champ, bobby bones is here live and we have a great audience. we will be right back. se ] ♪ she's doing it again. (vo) no cover up spray here... it's the irresistibly fresh scent of febreze air effects. cheaper aerosols can cover up odors, burying the smell in a flowery fog. switch to febreze air effects! febreze eliminates even the toughest odors from the air. and it uses an all-natural propellant to leave behind a pleasant scent you'll love. use anywhere odors can spread.
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welcome back to "gma" and as you see we have a great audience here this friday morning. thank you, guys, for joining us. and we're going to kick off next week with the wonderful drew barrymore who is going to be here talking about her hit show and more so cannot wait for that. that's next week but right now on this friday, we have "pop news" with janai norman. hey, janai. >> you guys, i'm so glad i got the memo to wear the floral print. >> yeah. >> celebrating spring this friday. >> everybody is getting on the happy side. >>o we start this friday with beyonce and jay-z at the 30th annual glaad awards in los angeles. the power couple accepting the vanguard award for being allies to the lgbtqia community and he took a moment to honor his mother who accepted the same award last year saying he gets to follow in her footsteps spreading love and acceptance and beyonce got emotional paying tribute to her late uncle
johnny. >> witnessing his battle with hiv was one of the most painful experiences i've ever lived. i'm hopeful that his struggles serve to open pathways for other young people to live more freely. lgbtqi rights are human rights. >> we don't often see queen bey like that but great to see her. queen bey adding change starts with supporting the people closest to you so tell them they are loved and beautiful and speak out and protect them and, parents, let's love our kids in their truest form. we can all agree with that. >> yes. >> absolutely. >> now to a birthday surprise for a royal fan. daphne dunn, one of prince harry's biggest fans has met the duke three times, even had a chance to meet meghan on the royal tour of australia back in october. today is her 99th birthday. >> wow. >> yes. 99 so she got a special surprise
from the royal couple. the duke and duchess sending her a birthday letter writing congratulations on reaching this important and impressive milestone before your centenary year next year and we also wish you a very happy birthday, daphne. yes, happy birthday. almost a hundred, my goodness. yes. finally it's friday so we had to bring you some animals video, of course, one of my favorites. they say every dog has its day. here's stanley's. the border collie making an appearance on the local news in perth, australia, after a video of him catching a tennis ball vent viral and stole the show along with something else. watch. >> how are you coping with all the fame? >> of course, he stole the show like that. >> kids, the hardest interview. >> he stole the show. he stole the mike. >> yep. >> took it. we understand the mike was recovered after a brief standoff
and his owner tells us it was bound to happen since stanley can't resist anything shaped like a tennis ball. as for how he's really handling the fame, she says, very well, unlike some child stars, he remains exceptionally grounded and barely seals to notice the online attention he's getting but he's impressive, right? >> when you're a reporter it's very ruff to interview a dog. >> michael. >> a little bit more than he could chew there. >> everybody stop the puns. thank you, janai. "gma" cover story. it's on cbd. suddenly it's in everything and with claims that it can help cure a variety of ailments. walgreens is announcing they are entering the mix. from salves to oil, gummies to jelly beans cannabidiol better known as cbd is found everywhere. the naturally occurring compound won't get you high like thc but
it is being touted as a potential cure-all for everything from anxiety to pain, depression, even acne and with business expected to boom to the tune of $22 billion by 2022, walgreens now announcing it will be making cbd products available at 1500 stores across the country. in a statement, the company saying, the product offering is in line with our efforts to provide a wider range of accessible health and well-being products and services to best meet the needs and preferences of our customers. all right. and dr. ashton is here to break it all down. good morning to you, my friend. let's talk about it. what exactly is cbd? >> we have to start with the terminology. the term medical marijuana is the wrong term. marijuana is the wrong term. the plant is cannabis. if you break it up, the two main compounds with cbd which does not make you high, thc which does have a psychoactive component and then for medicinal uses there are products that
contain both so that is very important. it gets very confusing when you start to talk about hemp, whether or not hemp can produce cbd products, and when you talk about over-the-counter products, it gets even murkier because we don't even know if the cbd in there is really of any significant concentration that it can have any potential benefits. >> you do see it everywhere now. what are some of the reasons people are using it. >> well, we know based on good science that there is something inside our bodies called the endocannabidiol system and they work from our immune system to cardiovascular, pain, inflammation, you name it. we need more research on this, cecilia. the world's best research right now is really coming out of israel. but this is in its infancy and it's an active area. >> we'll see it in walgreens soon. is the fda saying anything? >> very, very cautious. they're saying we have to proceed with caution.
they have a problem as they always do with claims made, so if you see this can cure, treat or prevent, you need to beware. for me personally as a practicing physician, i have really evolved on this. years ago i was completely cynical and skeptical. i've attended medical cannabis conferences recently at ucla and i personally think that the risk benefit profile for medicinal cannabis is actually safer in many cases than things like opiate, things like benzodiazepines like xanax and see it will enter mainstream. >> for cbd if a patient says, i want to use this as an oil or whatever. >> trial and error, proceed with caution and also let your health care provider know that you're using it and then, you know, we'll have to see. >> dr. ashton, thank you so much. amy, over to you. now to an incredible young woman who has a very big decision to make. she's been accepted to more than 50 colleges. she's earned more than a million dollars in scholarships and now she gets to decide where she wants to go and abc's will reeve is here with her incredible story.
>> yeah, good morning, amy. it's hard to think about applying to 50 colleges if you've been through the college application process and it's even harder to think about getting into them, but that's exactly what one georgia student did. >> dear jakelia, congratulations on your acceptance to florida southern, the college of wooster, college of portland. >> reporter: college acceptance letters are exciting for all high school seniors, imagine opening up not 1, not 2 but 55. >> every day i was starting to get acceptances. whoa, did i really apply to that many schools? >> reporter: 17-year-old jakelia baker couldn't decide where she wanted to go to school so the valedictorian and volleyball player from georgia applied to a lot. >> yeah. we want you. we reviewed your application, congratulations. i'm like, whoa. i applied there? >> reporter: they want her, badly. not only did 55 schools
including oklahoma, louisville and penn state accept jakelia, she received over $1 million in scholarship offers. >> i'm proud to see her overcome adversities. >> some days i wanted to go to sleep and she would come in my room and, how many, how many colleges you applied to and i said, i'll get to it. >> reporter: and now after weighing her options, a decision looms. >> i narrowed it down to three schools. >> reporter: as for her pick -- >> i'm not going to say. >> reporter: jakelia tells us she plans to reveal her choice later today. we tried to get it out of her. she just wouldn't budge. so we wish her the best of luck wherever she goes. >> i saw michigan state spartans acceptance letter there. i love sparty, go, green, go, white. maybe she'll pick that. you'll tell us. >> i will, sure. let us know, jakelia and we'll let you know. >> to ginger. >> amy going state fan. michigan is going to be divided over you. my mom went there too. i love it. your "gma" moment and how about we go to state college,
pennsylvania, where bennie wants to wake you up. >> good morning, good morning, good morning, good morning! good morning, good morning, good morning! >> so if you're not up, now you are. thank you so much, bennie. if you have a "gma" moment you want to share with me please put it on my facebook. good morning. we made it to friday. our warmest weather is ahead of us this weekend. we transition with a slight chance of a shower, unsettled weather. don't let those umbrellas get too far away. 58 in half moon bay, a few green splotches up here, 60 to 65 for the rest of usususususususususus [ applause ]usususususususususus well, as we know the sweet 16 is in full swing and we are
celebrating the finale of our march madness fitness series with a full body blast. harley pasternak is here with the moves to help you get in all-star shape. [ applause ] you know, harley, you work with ariana grande, adam levine, gwyneth paltrow, so what is the key to feeling not only good outside but good inside. >> there's 168 hours in the week so no matter how fun your workout is you work out once, twice, five times a week there's still 163 to 168 hours you're not working out and have to hit at least 12,000 steps every single day. i don't go to bed until then sleep seven hours of quality sleep a night and eat well and please unplug from technology at least one hour a day. >> you say 12,000 steps. i heard a lot of whoos. get up, people. walk around. take a look at our bracket. here's our bracket and this first move we're going to do is called the guarding the ball. >> yes. >> it works your quads and your gluts.
>> so basically it's a variation on a lunge. so i'm going to step forward to do a lunge and then step back to do a lunge. step forward to do a lunge, step back to do a lunge. forward to do a lunge. back to do a lunge. >> i trust you that works you. i trust it. but that's a good one and next one you got to tone those arms. this one is called the harley. >> this one is the harley. everyone on your back, everyone on your back. so everyone up and down. so here we're driving up through the glutes really great exercise for the glut lower back, a little hamstring and then can use a medicine ball, you can start a basketball. doesn't weigh much and press up so hitting a lift tricep, chest and shoulder and driving everything up at the same time. >> works your core too. >> your core, everything. >> the next one, you need a partner for the next one because this one is the alley-oop. >> yes, okay, this one is a lot of fun so i'm going to do this one with you. okay, so it's simple. you don't have to jump. you don't have to jump.
i'm going to pass to you and take it back and we keep pressing it back. >> ah. okay. that's how you do it. then we got one more. the last one, this is called the ball hog. >> yes, i love this one so this is for your transverse abs, corset muscle that pulls the midsection in and notice everyone's hip to hip facing the opposite direction twisting away from each other and handing it back. you can do it with a turkey, with a bottle of water. you can do it with a basketball, a medicine ball and it's really a fun partner thing to do because you're really working your core. the twisting muscle, oblique, everything, it's a great movement. >> the great thing, when you have a partner, it enhances your workout. >> it makes it fun. you swatted the ball away from me. that was fun for you. either way i had fun just being here and everyone is having fun with each other. >> we appreciate you being here, man, thank you so much to harley pasternak.
good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." good morning. it's 8:27. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." a woman was shot and killed in the west oakland b.a.r.t. station parking lot last night. according to b.a.r.t. police, it happened on the 7th street side of the station at about 10:30. she was transported to the hospital where she passed away. b.a.r.t. police closed the station for about 30 minutes before it reopened before 11:20 last night. a search is underway for the suspects. we're going to turn now to traffic. >> we've been talking about this for four hours, crash before 4:00 a.m. resulting in this sig alert near the 580 split. still no change.
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bay. for the rest of us, it's going to be a very nice afternoon with temperatures right now mainly in the 40s on our way to 50s, 60s ♪ do you wanna go to 50s, 60s ♪ do you wanna go welcome back, everybody. that is bobby bones there in his freestyle from last season on "dancing with the stars" to "gma" and he's a man of many talents. he's an author, radio host, "american idol" mentor, "dancing with the stars" champ and a force in country music. please welcome back mr. bobby jones -- bones, sorry. ♪ how do you like me now >> welcome back.
>> you know, i'll never forget when you came here the first time when we announced the cast of "dancing with the stars" and you were so nervous. >> i was a deer in headlights. i have to dance? >> now you dance out here to the crowd like it's nothing. so i -- so i take it that life as the reigning champ is pretty good. >> i still can't dance, as you can see. like i tried. i tried -- here's the thing, as i go to like airports and people be like, hey, bobby, will you dance, like just randomly, i'll be sweats walking out of the bathroom. sometimes i'll be at the urinal, hey, will you do a little dance? like we saw you on "dancing with the stars" and so i got like one move and i do that one over and over again but it's been good. i keep the trophy. >> what's the one move? >> you want it? >> yeah, we want to see it. you need room for it. >> so here's the thing, i need a lot of space, i'm not stretched. i might pull something. i got one move where i put my
hands like this and i go. >> okay. [ applause ] >> so where is the mirror ball trophy. >> the mirror ball, i'm pretty shy about it. it's right when you walk in my front door right in the middle of the hallway with a spotlight on it. >> i was not a good dancer. it was controversial that i won. but i'm going to tell you why i won is because i think people saw them in me and me in them whenever i was out there dancing because i had never trained. i struggled but i tried to share that and i think that's what i'm doing on "american idol" now is that i'm talking to them about sharing their stories and so i think that's even why the show is so successful is because of the human element of "american idol" and that's why i'm so proud to be a part of it this season. really memorable moments from "dancing" with the top hat on and threw it. got you the perfect score. we saw it when you were coming out. is it true that hat ended up on ebay?
>> i would have thrown anything. my pants, like anything i could have thrown into the crowd i was so excited and i threw my hat and then i thought that was the end of it and i get a note from someone who was in the crowd that said, hey, this is probably important to you, i found it on ebay. i bought it and mailed it back to me and so now, yeah, i wear it to bed every night. it's amazing. but, yes, so now i have it, yeah. >> i think we're all glad the hat was the only thing you can get off after the dance. the pants can be a little awkward. now you're back on "american idol." a mentor on the show and working with katy perry, lionel richie and luke bryan. of all three which do you think could win "dancing with the stars." >> if you looked strategically katy has done the most dancing. you know, she has background -- >> luke has that booty shake. >> luke has the hardest freestyle. luke thrusts, right? like there is a lot of passion in the luke bryan dance so i think luke would probably win like lionel has the history and done it the longest.
katy has done it the most but luke has the drive is there can't compete. >> can't compete with heart and booty and that's what he's got. >> i'm going to agree. >> you thought the judges were too harsh last season. >> just one time. i feel like on my radio show and in life like i'm an advocate for the underdog, like i grew up in a town of 700 people. like nobody was like, bobby, you're good and i feel like for me i need to represent those people and i'm there and i'm an advocate for the contestants and i felt like the judges at that point were being a little unfair because they weren't seeing what we were seeing at home. now, i was in the back watching on a monitor so i went out. they didn't know i was going to say it and said i don't agree with you guys and i thought katy was going to jump me after the show. i think that hopefully i can be consistent in just saying how i feel and really sticking up for the contestants, not always in a good way. there are times when i go to them and say on last week's show there was a girl going to
perform an original. don't do it. it's not good enough. you need -- she changed and luckily she got through or i would have been a real dope but i just want to be an advocate for the contestants on the show. >> speaking of that because we actually havet a clip of you giving a pep talk to a contestant who doesn't think he can compete because he doesn't have formal music training. so take a look, everyone. >> there's a beauty to not knowing the rules because then you don't play by them. i did that "dancing with the stars." everybody was better than i was. watching them because there was no need for me to watch something that has no effect on me. they don't affect you one bit. don't listen to that. come on. >> ah, that's awesome. and how did that end? >> well, it ends with wade doing a real fantastic performance and i hope that what he understood was is that the real greats, you know, they don't know what the rails are so they're able to create outside of them and they create the new rails for everybody else and so that was
what i was talking to him as he said i haven't had this formal training while there are people singing their brains out like the right way it's the people who don't do it the right way that make a new right way and i'm trying to explain that to him and he's real good. i think you're going to like what you see. >> okay. [ applause ] >> by the way, can i say, this is the clappingest group of people i've ever seen in my life. >> serious. >> they're happy, man. >> i lifted my hand up and they clapped. this is crazy. >> i was going to say we owe you a congratulations because you just got this big honor at the country music hall of fame. honored in -- >> yeah, they made an exhibit about me. >> it's really cool. >> they made me stand in it for like ten hours a day. no. >> oh, there it is. >> this means you have officially made it. >> no, no, no. i haven't officially -- i don't even have a girlfriend. how making can you get -- >> ladies. >> thank you. >> it's really cool for me because i'm such a fan of the history of country music and they built this thing and
they're like trophies and i put my "dancing with the stars" clothes -- so to me it was really cool to be acknowledged by something i admire so much which is the history of country music. >> it really is very cool. >> also, we found out that you don't -- when you do your radio show you're not -- you're a slippers type of guy and you wear your slippers when doing your radio show. we have something for you. come on, bring out bobby's gift. we want to make sure that when you do your show, that you are comfortable and you're thinking of us. >> wow. >> bedazzled. >> come on. look at this. >> so now every time you walk you hear clapping in your head from all these people here. but, bobby bones, thank you so much. you can see a new episode of "american idol" sunday at 8:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. we'll be right back. the ross spring dress event is here-finally! so you can say yes to the biggest selection of the season.
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we are back now on "gma" with the final season of hbo's hit comedy "veep" that kicks off this sunday and here to celebrate are stars sarah sutherland and clea duvall. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having us. >> so yesterday we had anna and reid on. we asked which one of you they thought should be president, which one should be vice president. so they said, sarah, you should
be president because it would be like waking up in a disney princess movie every day. >> oh, my gosh. >> and clea would be a dick cheney-like vp pulling all the strings. >> yep. that sounds right. >> i have to say me as president is surprising. i feel like kley would be a more obvious choice. >> so we can't ask you about the next guest because you're our final est but among all of your castmates who do you think would make the best president and vice president? >> i mean, i personally think julia would make the best president. >> all right. >> vice president, i think kevin dunn would also be a really good president because he's pretty incapable of pretense which would be really refreshing in a politician. he's very discerning and intelligent. >> interesting duo. >> i would like to see it. i love it. sarah, your character has a new haircut this season.
>> yes, she does. >> how do you feel about that? >> i'm so glad you asked. well, you know, the whole idea is that my character is going through postpartum depression and dave wanted it to see like i cut my hair myself and went to a proper salon to get it cut and colored. so it's this kind of choppy asymmetrical brassy blond look. as an actor it's fun because i really don't look like myself and our writers walked right past me and didn't recognize me in it which is always a good thing. >> we have a clip for everyone to watch, a preview so let's take a look. >> you're supposed to say that's not our plan. >> i don't even know where to start. >> child services is a good place. >> here, take -- go back to -- one or two or whatever. >> catherine is momma and i'm ma-ma. >> you didn't want to go with mommy? >> catherine. >> okay.
i'm sorry about that, gam-gam. >> she's been suffering from postpartum depression. >> how can you tell? >> well, the haircut. >> gam-gam. >> that scene demonstrated one of your favorite sarahisms since the ugly cry. >> oh, yes. sarah has really perfected the ugly cry. >> yes. >> how does one do that, sarah. >> it's interesting because actually it started with the mimaw episode when my grandma dies and i remember when we were shooting it and dave came back and said it's a little dark, how do we, so i found if i scrunched my face. i don't claim to be an attractive crier anyway with the mouth open but i found if i pulled a face and made as many grotesque sounds as i could it tended to make people laugh instead of up set and it's dave's favorite things so in this season i think he wrote the
postpartum -- i cry every single episode. >> catherine's hair is also the topic of the favorite insult on the show. >> catherine, why is that your hair? it's just -- makes me laugh. i think about it all the time. >> we asked the others in a tv-friendly way, do you have a favorite insult as well because i know there are a lot of them we can't say here. >> yeah, there are a lot that aren't morning television friendly but i really loved actually when -- there's a moment where my character in an uncharacteristic gesture speaks up to her mom and goes on a long tirade against her and the only response selina has is why do you look like a waiter and she completely misses the sentiment of catherine speaking up for herself for probably one of two times in the entire series. >> it is so funny and it's sad to see it end but so excited we have this final season so thank you both for being with us. the final season of "veep" premieres sunday night on hbo. ginger, over to you. amy, it is friday, i think
we all deserve another "a" moment, shall we? this one is from the grand floridian at disney and this little girl loves her daddy singing so asked the piano player can my daddy sing and this happened. ♪ >> yes, the answer is daddy can sing. apparently he is a voice teacher and is involved in vocal things but still pretty special to see if such a special moment. now i'm reading with you because i'm excited to announce a spectacular event we have all next week we're going to be counting down to the brand-new netflix series "our planet." it gives us an incredible look at some of earth's natural wonders and how we can help them thrive. along with netflix we'll take you around the globe to some of the remarkable places and show you the amazing animals that live there. and on friday, i'm going to be with you live at one of the
world's largest waterfalls, yes. guys, this is huge. i love bringing everybody with me on an adventure like this. something everyone needs to see and learn the story about our earth behind it and to celebrate we're giving audience members an advance copies of the "our planet" book available next week. the series launches next friday april 5th. that's when you'll be able to see "our planet." a preview. it is so special and i can't wait to bring you to argentina good morning. i'm "abc7 news" metrologist mike nicco. partly cloudy a little bit of fog. just a slight chance of a shower in the >> what is coming up on "strahan & sara"? >> exciting stuff. seven little johnstons and amazing performance from "be more chill."
all right, guys. we're back with country stars locash, their third album "brothers" dropped this morning and they are nominated for duo of the year at next week's academy of country music awards. they're realy good friends, bobby bones stuck around. want to do the honor. >> my buddy, my friend, here's locash with their new single "feels like a party."
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it all started that one family night in dumfries, virginia. family night is for everybody, it's a time for families to do crafts together. the kids just love going to chick-fil-a for dinner. being a single mom and getting everybody ready - it was tough. we would get there a little bit late, like on the tail end of it. helen saw that i was having trouble getting them to chick-fil-a for the family night on time and actually got it extended another hour. noticing things like that, i never really told her how much she affected me but she did. love you. [all] moo!
good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." good morning. it's 8:59. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." and the weather is matching my suit. >> it seems like we skipped a few months and went right to may or june. look at this in santa cruz where temperatures will be in the mid 70s by sunday. we have anl little bit of fog o there. a little chilly breeze at the coast while the rest of us will be in the low to mid-60s. the warmth lasts just this weekend. cooler weather and rain, tuesday. >> taking a look at our traffic alert, it is still there. they're working on cleaning up a fuel spill northbound 238 near the 580 split.
how about some good news, bay bridge metering lights are off. >> time now for "live with kelly and ryan." >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the new film "the highwaymen," kevin costner. and one of the real housewives of new york, bethenny frankel. plus, a performance from recording artist and cohost bebe rexha. all next on "live!" and now, here are ryan seacrest and bebe rexha! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> ryan: give a high five,